Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19

Scammers even run their own dark-web “travel agencies”, misusing stolen loyalty points and credit card numbers. The hospitality, travel, and retail industries, which have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, have also been increasingly targeted by cybercriminals seeking to profit from the dire situation, a report has found. “During the lockdowns in Q1 … More Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19

10 billion records exposed in unsecured databases, study says

The databases contain personal information that could be used for phishing attacks and identity theft schemes. Researchers have found close to 10.5 billion pieces of consumer data that has been left sitting in almost 10,000 unsecured internet-facing databases hosted across 20 countries. The data is said to include email addresses, passwords, and phone numbers. The study was … More 10 billion records exposed in unsecured databases, study says

Survey shows rise in robocalls amid COVID‑19 fears

The unsolicited phone calls tout everything from miracle cures to financial relief – here’s how you can stay safe. The public concern and confusion surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have offered an array of opportunities for con artists, who have pulled every trick from their books to cash in on people – including by dint of robocalls. … More Survey shows rise in robocalls amid COVID‑19 fears

Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself

As the tide of phishing attacks rises, improving your scam-spotting skills is never a bad idea. Many people are confident in their ability to recognize phishing scams a mile away. In a recent survey, however, only 5% of the respondents had a 100-percent success rate in spotting simulated attacks aimed at stealing their sensitive information. … More Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself